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Unread 11-29-2010, 03:29 AM   #406
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97+ Valve cover test fit...



The old cover had a small leak at the rear corner. This should take care of all but the last leak at the filter housing and upgrade the PCV system as well...



Ford injectors, the old #1 injector was leaking...



Taylor engine to firewall ground strap...



Installed...



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Unread 11-29-2010, 03:29 AM   #407
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A little gift from the PO...



Ford injectors and fuel rail installed...



Also used an HO injector harness to replace the flex conduit...



Still need to do the vacuum lines...



I'm about 90% done on the lighting and underhood wiring as of now. Still need to redo the cooling system and few more details under the hood to finish up. Then back the the headliner...



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Unread 11-29-2010, 07:19 AM   #408
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Fantastic work. I really like how much care you are putting into the under hood wiring harness. The adaptation of the ZJ PDC is a great idea. You should never have to pull your hair out searching for a blown fuse link now.
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Unread 11-29-2010, 12:15 PM   #409
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was the 97+ valve cover a direct bolt on? i would like to use one for the better gasket next time i do it.

great wiring work. that stuff scares me.
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Yea, and I thought it was one of the 11 Commandments:
11) Thou shalt love, cherish, and honor till death, thine square headlights above all other earthy things sayith the Lord.
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Unread 11-29-2010, 12:34 PM   #410
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Fantastic work. I really like how much care you are putting into the under hood wiring harness. The adaptation of the ZJ PDC is a great idea. You should never have to pull your hair out searching for a blown fuse link now.
Thanks, and I hope you are right. The leaking clutch master cylinder and the PO pretty much wrecked the electrical system, hopefully this is the last of it.

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was the 97+ valve cover a direct bolt on? i would like to use one for the better gasket next time i do it.

great wiring work. that stuff scares me.
It's a direct bolt on. I've read you can use the new style gasket on the older valve covers as well.
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Unread 11-29-2010, 02:05 PM   #411
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It's a direct bolt on. I've read you can use the new style gasket on the older valve covers as well.
cool thanks. i guess ill try the new gasket and pick up a newer style cover just in case.
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11) Thou shalt love, cherish, and honor till death, thine square headlights above all other earthy things sayith the Lord.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 07:39 PM   #412
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$20 headliner

Since my old headliner was ruined, I had to start from scratch. I found this guy that "remolded" (his word) the backer boards and then covered them in any color fabric you want. $100 shipped. Fair enough I thought that will save me some time and when I get it I'll just toss it in. While it looked good out of the box, and I followed his directions for installation it now resides at the dump. Poor fitment, misaligned holes blah blah blah. So I posted a WTB in a local forum to find an old factory backer, this is the first $20 backer...



My son picked it up for me, and it is even uglier in person. It's unusable without major work and there is a least an inch and a half missing off the bottom edge. I went to the pull a part on the other side of town to pick up some nuts and bolts and scrounge around. Seems they had just gotten an '88 long box in that had been hit in the drivers door.



The headliner was in great shape just dirty. So here's the second $20 headliner...



I'm going to pick up some fabric and glue this weekend, and hopefully this will be the end of the headliner ordeal.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 11:53 PM   #413
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Awesome work on the MJ. I'm looking forward to seeing this done.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 08:21 PM   #414
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Awesome work on the MJ. I'm looking forward to seeing this done.
Thanks, me too.

I yanked the radiator and remaining hoses tonight. I also flushed the block and heater core. The stock radiator is toast, no big surprise...



Water pump and lower radiator hose are both OE and will be replaced. Upgrades will include T-stat and late model electric fan.



Lay-off looms this coming Sunday at work, The final total was to be 60, but we were informed today that number has been reduced to 22. Good news for a lot of my friends.



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Unread 12-02-2010, 07:56 PM   #415
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Lots of activity!

Sorry about your bud's getting laid off, but you are not one of them

I read through the last four pages and saw your oldest son's wrecked Jeep but didn't see how it happened, but nobody is hurt and that is more great news.

All the updates looks great, PDC, valve cover, switches and now you have a good headliner shell to work with.

Thanks for the links on the headlights. I am guilty of wanting to make a lot of things believing I will spend less money but more of my time. I burn myself quite often!
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Unread 12-21-2010, 01:23 PM   #416
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Hey buddy, just another XJ guy stopping by to give props on a job well done. How did you get your engine bay that clean? I've gotten it degreased and steam cleaned and it's still not the prettiest.

Thanks.
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Unread 12-21-2010, 10:38 PM   #417
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This is insane lol props dude.
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Unread 12-21-2010, 11:03 PM   #418
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Im hooked now. Keep the updates coming
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Unread 12-22-2010, 07:20 PM   #419
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Lots of activity!

Sorry about your bud's getting laid off, but you are not one of them

I read through the last four pages and saw your oldest son's wrecked Jeep but didn't see how it happened, but nobody is hurt and that is more great news.

All the updates looks great, PDC, valve cover, switches and now you have a good headliner shell to work with.

Thanks for the links on the headlights. I am guilty of wanting to make a lot of things believing I will spend less money but more of my time. I burn myself quite often!
Thanks Dave, Christmas has stalled the progress some, but should have some more progress after the next week or so. The wreck was caused by a damaged brake line from the previous day's "muddin". He didn't think it would be an issue.

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Hey buddy, just another XJ guy stopping by to give props on a job well done. How did you get your engine bay that clean? I've gotten it degreased and steam cleaned and it's still not the prettiest.

Thanks.
Thanks, I followed what I remembered from an old Hot Rod magazine article I read back in the day. It covered cleaning, painting detailing the engine without removing it. Basically start with lots of degreaser and lots of wiping. Removing accessories makes it easier to clean and repaint.


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Unread 01-11-2011, 06:07 PM   #420
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great job on your MJ! you inspiring me about those insane electric works but later this summer I will try do same after redo the interior!

also I gotta make thread for my project MJ at this forum not just comancheclub only.
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